Timely Tempest – B Gourley (the !n(tro)verted yogi)

Savage winds hit like a ramming shoulder.Pelting rains sting like sand-blast on pink skin.Dipping ships drop from sight of their beholders.Soft sounds compile into a raucous din. Nothing stands still; everything is moving —Sound and Fury signifying Calm’s death.Minds conflate the confused and the confusing.Mouths gasp open but they can’t suck a breath. Angry godsContinue reading “Timely Tempest – B Gourley (the !n(tro)verted yogi)”

Hangdog Flower – B Gourley (the !n(tro)verted yogi)

A flower by a creek,swaying like a metronome.Its bright and bulbous headsits atop a skinny stalk Oh, are you counting time?Or is time foreign for you? Your scent rides on the air.Your petals flame bright yellow.Your every aspectis a call for attention, and yet you bow your headlike a dog caught in the act. onlineContinue reading “Hangdog Flower – B Gourley (the !n(tro)verted yogi)”

Three Tanka – B Gourley

Iplucking stringsthe player feels each note,his eyes closedhe lets himself be surprisedby vibrations of bone or soul IIthe butterflysplays its wings and holds,in that stillnessit becomes a flower’til it must butter-fly III wind touslesthe grain-weighted headsof ripe wheatthe sway is erraticthe sound is subtle online at: https://berniegourley.com/

POEM – Dry Fountain Wishes – B Gourley (the !n(tro)verted yogi)

https://berniegourley.com/ Sly town stretches along the sea,backed by sacred mountains.And amid shabby, city streetssits a broken fountain. And when the church bells peal at dusk,the drunk, they sing out loud.And all the robbers and the thievesslip through the gathered crowds. Pockets are picked and watches slippedfrom wrists of the hapless.On painted women, gooseflesh shows —theirContinue reading “POEM – Dry Fountain Wishes – B Gourley (the !n(tro)verted yogi)”

POEM: The Unblemished & the Indelible [Day 22 NaPoMo: Ottava Rima] – Bernie Gourley

[Ottava Rima is an open form of Italian origin. It uses 8-line stanzas with a rhyme scheme of abababcc. English language ottava rima are frequently, but not necessarily, written in iambic pentameter. Historically, this form was most often used for long heroic narratives.] The savior stained in service washes clean.She needn’t worry that blood willContinue reading “POEM: The Unblemished & the Indelible [Day 22 NaPoMo: Ottava Rima] – Bernie Gourley”